Pipeline targets, define the target impact of the ideas pipeline.  This is the overall aspirational impact of ideas pipeline, and should ideally specify the desired outcome at a departmental, sub-departmental / team level, for different timeframes. This then defines the target lines shown on all reports, and provide insight into how the benefits develop (cumulatively and monthly).  

For clarity, the different types of targets used in PiPware are broken into the following categories: 

  • Pipeline targets - combined financial effect of run rate and cash benefit targets 
  • Run rate targets - targets for ideas that have annualised and repeatable impacts - year on year improvements 
  • Cash benefit targets- once-off or cash flow targets (non repeatable) - impacting only a single fiscal year
  • Non-financial targets - separately defined, but unrelated to the above (for example emissions reduction targets)

Configuring pipeline targets

Navigate to Administration>Pipeline to find the Pipeline Targets


There are two settings used to note::

The pipeline target level is the level at which the targets are captured. For example, if this is set to Department, when capturing a target, you will be required to first filter the target capture screen by a department.

If no target filter is selected, the targets will be shown as an aggregated view and cannot be modified.

The benefit target is the targets that are shown in the report, either the Pipeline target or either one of the Run rate or Cash Benefit Targets (cash benefit and run rate targets and difference between the two targets) depending on the Cumulative Benefits report filter.

You can also import these targets from the import page, please see the import rules and template guide here for more information. For now, you will not be able to import Non-financial targets.

Pipeline Targets

Targets can be captured Weekly or Monthly, by stage and KPI type. 

These targets are captured in Millions (1 represents 1 000 000). 

Run Rate and Cash Benefit Targets

These targets are captured by KPI type only.

Non-financial Targets

Non-financial targets are captured by stage, however, you will first need to capture Non-financial categories in the system before proceeding (Non-financial categories). 

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